Johnathan Algar, Antonia Cox, Nick Faith, Peter Franklin, David Green, Peter Hoskin, Andrew Lilico, Andrea Leadsom MP and Simon Richards give their views.
John Major, William Hague, Michael Howard, David Cameron – all promised to win over new converts, all ended up preaching to the choir. And still no sign of the promised land: an outright majority.
Michael Williams: China’s bullying has intimidated Cameron, but united the rest of Asia against Beijing.
The Prime Minister might delicately suggest to his hosts that the China-driven increase in East Asian tensions is not conducive to good business relations.
As the autumn statement looms, the Chancellor borrows a leaf from ConservativeHome’s book about the affordability of Britain’s public spending.
We must be able to ease the pressure on our infrastructure and public services – and remove access to benefits.
Tory modernisers are guilty of their own ‘stupid logic’…
Coalition may mean we must swallow compromises, but it doesn’t mean we have to like them.
Plus: Get lost, Alex Salmond. My life with Polly Toynbee. Up yours, Jacqui Smith. Why libel lawyers are leeches. And…Fired!!! My Norfolk agony.
Politics, not economics, will underpin the government’s programme of privatisation in our banks.
Laura Sandys’ decision to resign is symptomatic of deep unhappiness among women MPs
His ‘How We Invented Freedom’ is a lovely essay. Oh, and we talk about ‘Western’ values just to be polite to the Germans, French and Spanish.
UKIP say: “we’re not LIB/LAB/CON”. They are absolutely right – they are worse.
It’s a scandal that of the 4.7 million on low wages in 2002, only 800,000 had escaped ten years later.
Which is to place new restrictions on out of work benefits. Other than that, the law allows him little room for manoeuvre